Browsing the archives for the extinct tag

Take Action to Protect the World’s Only Javan Rhinos

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There are fewer than 50 Javan rhinos left in the world and you can help protect them by supporting Operation Javan Rhino, a global partnership led by International Rhino Foundation and Save the Rhino International.

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Extinction of Western Black Rhino Confirmed

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In October 2011, the Vietnamese Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus) was declared extinct, and it was in July 2006 that the presumed extinction of the Western black rhino (Diceros bicornis longipes) was reported.

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UK’s Chester Zoo Launches New Campaign to Protect Black Rhinos in Kenya and Tanzania

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The Chester Zoo is helping critically endangered black rhinos in the wild. A new campaign called Act for Wildlife has been launched by the UK’s Chester Zoo. The campaign is raising support and awareness for endangered species in the wild – including black rhinos. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization […]

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Uganda Welcomes First Female Rhino Baby in 30 Years

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Horns up! It’s a girl! Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda is celebrating the historic birth of the country’s first female rhino in 30 years. This is the second time mother “Nandi” has made history, as she gave birth in June 2009 to Uganda’s very first calf – named Obama – following the regional extinction of […]

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Only Seven Northern White Rhinos Survive After Death of ‘Nesari’

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The world’s Northern white rhino population dwindles to just seven. One of the world’s last known Northern white rhinos has died at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic. The female rhino named “Nesari” was 39 years old. Northern white rhinos are believed to be extinct in the wild, and Nesari’s death leaves just seven […]

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Beloved Sumatran Rhino ‘Torgamba’ Passes Away

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The world has lost one of its few remaining Sumatran rhinos. The International Rhino Foundation has sadly announced today that “Torgamba”, an elderly Sumatran rhino, died on Saturday at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia, following a lengthy illness. Torgamba was estimated to be 32 years old. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an […]

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Rhino Horn Myths: Then and Now

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The rhino horn intrigue continues. For centuries, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners have touted rhino horn as a remedy for a wide array of maladies. These notions about rhino horn originated at a time when comparatively little was known about medical science – or wildlife. Apparently, the rhino’s horn was a particularly intriguing protuberance. Rhishja […]

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Zimbabwe Down to its Last 700 Rhinos

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Zimbabwe’s rhinos continue to struggle against the demand for rhino horn. The rhino killing epidemic of Southern Africa has hit Zimbabwe hard, and it is now estimated that only around 700 rhinos remain in the country. Decades of rhino conservation are at serious risk of being undermined by crime syndicates funded by the demand for […]

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Help IRF Buy a Patrol Boat for Javan Rhino Anti-Poaching Units

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Fewer than 50 Javan rhinos are still surviving – but you can help save them from extinction. The International Rhino Foundation seeks your help in purchasing a new boat for its Rhino Protection Units (RPUs) in Ujung Kulon National Park, Indonesia. River patrols are a vital part of protecting Javan rhinos because most poachers and […]

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Another Javan Rhino Found Dead in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park

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A second critically endangered Javan rhino has been found dead in Indonesia. Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon Park has lost another of its critically endangered Javan rhinos. Rhishja Cota-LarsonI am the founder of Annamiticus, an educational nonprofit organization which provides news and information about wildlife crime and endangered species. I am the Editor of Rhino Horn is […]

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